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Synonyms for definition
ˌdɛf əˈnɪʃ ən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. definition(noun)

    a concise explanation of the meaning of a word or phrase or symbol

  2. definition(noun)

    clarity of outline

    "exercise had given his muscles superior definition"

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. definition

    A definition is exact, an explanation general; a definition is formal, a description pictorial. A definition must include all that belongs to the object defined, and exclude all that does not; a description may include only some general features; an explanation may simply throw light upon some point of special difficulty. An exposition undertakes to state more fully what is compactly given or only implied in the text; as, an exposition of Scripture. Interpretation is ordinarily from one language into another, or from the language of one period into that of another; it may also be a statement giving the doubtful or hidden meaning of that which is recondite or perplexing; as, the interpretation of a dream, a riddle, or of some difficult passage. Definition, explanation, exposition, and interpretation are ordinarily blended in a commentary, which may also include description. A comment is upon a single passage; a commentary may be the same, but is usually understood to be a volume of comments.

    comment, commentary, description, explanation, exposition, interpretation, rendering, translation

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. definition

    determination, limitation, specification, restriction

    confusion, vagueness, acceptation, description, explanation, misconception, misstatement

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. definition(n.)

    explanation (of the meaning)

  2. definition(n.)

    description (by a statement of characteristic properties)

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. definition(n)

    explanation, description, lexigraphy

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  1. Gary Peters:

    It is clear that the President betrayed the trust of the American public placed in him to fully execute his constitutional responsibilities, this betrayal is by definition a high crime and misdemeanor. If it does not rise to the level of impeachment and removal, I am not sure what would.

  2. Steve Maraboli:

    Life is the definition you give to events that occur."

  3. Ray Villard:

    They’ll be talking about Hubble 500 years from now, hubble is like our modern-day Copernicus. With the new higher-definition images, a whole new generation of people can intimately share the wonders of Hubble’s discoveries. It’s the people’s telescope.

  4. Barbara Lagoa:

    If we are not bound by what the Constitution means and Supreme Court pick Friday is ever changing, then we are no different than the country that my parents fled from, which is Cuban American. Because Cuban American has a constitution and a bill of rights and Cuban American means nothing, because there is no one to hold Cuban American and to say this is what the definition of this constitution means if it is always ever changing.

  5. David Goodhart:

    I think anything that brings the country together like a good World Cup run or the 2012 Olympics (different countries of course) almost by definition bridges Somewhere/Anywhere gulfs at least for a short time, but they can also reveal gulfs. It is noticeable how relatively few England flags there are in London, especially the central areas, compared with most of the rest of the country.

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  • تَعْرِيْف, تعريفArabic
  • билдәләмәBashkir
  • дэфіні́цыя, азначэ́нне, вызначэ́ннеBelarusian
  • ря́зкост, определя́не, дефини́ция, раздели́телна спосо́бност, определе́ние, я́сностBulgarian
  • definicióCatalan, Valencian
  • definiceCzech
  • definition, opløsning, opløsningsevne, gengivelseDanish
  • Trennschärfe, Scharfzeichnung, Definierung, Präzision, Begriffserklärung, Konturentreue, Definition, SchärfeGerman
  • ορισμόςGreek
  • difinoEsperanto
  • definiciónSpanish
  • تعریفPersian
  • määrittely, määritelmä, rajaus, erottelukyky, erottuvuus, kirkkaus, tarkkuusFinnish
  • définitionFrench
  • gléineIrish
  • comharrachadh, sònrachadhScottish Gaelic
  • definiciónGalician
  • הגדרהHebrew
  • परिभाषाHindi
  • definisyonHaitian Creole
  • meghatározásHungarian
  • definisiIndonesian
  • definizione, definitezza, livello di definizione, il definireItalian
  • 語義, 定義Japanese
  • និយមន័យKhmer
  • 정의, 定義Korean
  • پێناسه‌Kurdish
  • definicija, apibrėžimasLithuanian
  • дефини́цијаMacedonian
  • definiëring, omschrijving, definitie, scherpteDutch
  • definicjaPolish
  • nitidez, descritibilidade, clareza, definição, delineaçãoPortuguese
  • definire, definiție, forță de definire, [[grad]] [[de]] [[definire]]Romanian
  • определе́ние, дефини́ция, ре́зкость, объясне́ние, я́сность, разреше́ние, чёткостьRussian
  • дефиниција, definicijaSerbo-Croatian
  • definíciaSlovak
  • definicijaSlovene
  • upplösning, definition, definierandeSwedish
  • வரையறைTamil
  • kahuluganTagalog
  • билгеләмәTatar
  • озна́чення, ви́значення, дефіні́ціяUkrainian
  • định nghĩa, 定義Vietnamese
  • 定義Chinese

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